Traffic and Highway Engineering / Edition 5

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Overview

The new edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING focuses on giving students insight into all facets of traffic and highway engineering. Students generally come to this course with little knowledge or understanding of the importance of transportation, much less of the extensive career opportunities within the field. Transportation is an extremely broad field, and courses must either cover all transportation modes or focus on specifics. While many topics can be covered with a survey approach, this often lacks sufficient depth and students leave the course without a full understanding of any of the fields. This text focuses exclusively on traffic and highway engineering beginning with a discussion of the pivotal role transportation plays in our society, including employment opportunities, historical impact, and the impact of transportation on our daily lives. This approach gives students a sense of what the field is about as well as an opportunity to consider some of its challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers. The text uses pedagogical tools such as worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference material, and realistic examples to demonstrate how the material is applied.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book's strongest features are example problems, comprehensive coverage of diverse transportation engineering topics and a great selection of exercise problems."

"Complete and comprehensive coverage of transportation engineering topics by providing many examples and homework problems. Excellent coverage and illustrations on cindition prediction models and GIS application in pavement management."

Booknews
This undergraduate introductory transportation engineering textbook emphasizes the mode of motor vehicle travel. The second edition adds new chapters on safety and intersection design, and reflects the 1998 revised and recent TEA-21 legislation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133605157
  • Publisher: CL Engineering
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1296
  • Sales rank: 190,918
  • Product dimensions: 12.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas J. Garber is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia where he has been a member of the faculty since September of 1980. Before joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Garber was a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. At the State University of New York at Buffalo, he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in Transportation Engineering. For several years, he was a design engineer for consulting engineering firms in London, and also worked as an Area Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer in Sierra Leone.

Lester A. Hoel is the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering and the Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Virginia. He held the Hamilton Professorship in Civil Engineering from 1974-99. From 1974-89 he was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering. Previously he was Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director, Transportation Research Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and on the faculty at San Diego State University. He also was principal engineer with Wilbur Smith and Associates and visiting professor at the Norwegian Technical University and the University of California at Irvine and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Profession of Transportation. 2. Transportation Systems and Organizations. Part II: TRAFFIC OPERATIONS. 3. Characteristics of the Driver, the Pedestrian, the Bicyclist, the Vehicle, and the Road. 4. Traffic Engineering Studies. 5. Highway Safety. 6. Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow. 7. Intersection Design. 8. Intersection Control. 9. Capacity and Level of Service for Highway Segments. 10. Capacity and Level of Service at Signalized Intersections. Part III: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. 11. The Transportation Planning Process. 12. Forecasting Travel Demand. 13. Evaluating Transportation Alternatives. Part IV: LOCATION, GEOMETRICS, AND DRAINAGE. 14. Highway Surveys and Location. 15. Geometric Design of Highway Facilities. 16. Highway Drainage. Part V: MATERIALS AND PAVEMENTS. 17. Soil Engineering for Highway Design. 18. Bituminous Materials. 19. Design of Flexible Highway Pavements. 20. Design of Rigid Pavements. 21. Pavement Management. Appendix A: Critical Values for the Student's t and x2 Distributions. Appendix B: Developing Equations for Computing Regression Coefficients. Appendix C: Fitting Speed and Density Data for Example 6.3 to the Greenshields Model Using Excel. Appendix D: An Example of Level of Service Determination using HCSTM 2010. Appendix E: Metric Conversion Factors for Highway Geometric Design.

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